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Delegation Guidelines

By Dave Smith Introduction: Christian organizations differ from secular ones, not only in their goals and purpose, but by their very nature and often in size and resources. In general, leaders of Christian organizations believe that they must work with people of lower skills and experience. All this far too often makes the Christian leader […]

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How To Enlist Volunteers

By: Wesley R. Willis, ED.D. “We still need a Primary teacher, please see me after the service if you can help out.” “The crib room director desperately needs three helpers who can work two Sundays a month. Please give her a call this afternoon.” “Unless we can find leaders to direct our youth clubs, we’re going to […]

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Where Do We Stand? Postmodernism, The Emergent Church, and Apostolics

By Rodney Shaw There is a lot of shifting right now. We are on the fault line of an emerging age. Things are changing. Much of the change and unrest is directly related to the prevailing philosophy of our day, postmodernism. Postmodernism is the overarching philosophical framework by which many Westerners comprehend the world. Unlike […]

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Four Musts For Creating A Long-Term Organization

By Tom Harper After studying Solomon’s fall and researching the topic of long-term corporate success, I have found four determinants of a lasting leader or organization. 1.”Never, ever compromise your core values.” At the onset, Solomon committed to pursuing wisdom and loyalty to God. These values helped him achieve numerous victories and establish his kingdom. […]

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The Birth, Life, And Decline Of A Church

By Dan Butler Studies reveal some remarkable facts regarding the histories of large local churches in America. In tracking these churches over a period of 60 years or so, very few continue to be either large or a significant force, not only in the nation, but also in the region in which they are located. […]

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Five Questions To Answer Before Purchasing A New Church Sign

By Mark S. Lealee Studies have shown that being located where prospective new congregation members travel frequently is key to attracting them as church visitors. Signage plays a significant role in converting awareness of a church’s location into actual visits by prospective members. A sign can be the first impression for the community around the […]

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Ministry Insight For Church Leaders

By Gary L. Mcintosh Mission Statement Churches are rightfully focused on developing four statements: a mission statement, a core values statement, a vision statement, and a goal statement. Unfortunately, many people are confused as to the difference among those four areas A simple way to understand the differences is to think of them in this manner: Mission: […]

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Introducing Change In Your Church

By: Craig Curtis With the coming of long-term ocean voyages in the fifteenth century came the introduction of a disease called scurvy. More than three hundred years later, the cure (vitamin C) was just beginning to be carried as a regular item on ships; though the treatment was known three hundred years earlier. Why is it that […]

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Chosen To Serve This Generation

By: Marvin Bembry, Sr. “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (I Peter 2:9). The apostle Peter addressed his first epistle to the “strangers scattered throughout” Asia Minor. […]

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The Body Without Blemish

THE BODY WITHOUT BLEMISH By Jim Kaseman Text: I Corinthians 12:12-27 Many times Jesus would compare things of the earth to things of the spirit in order to help us understand spiritual things. The parable of the sower sowing the word in the fourth chapter of the gospel of Mark is a classic example. Here […]

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